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edition 41 | 15-05-17

In the UK

How schools are dealing with the crisis in children’s mental health

Bullying, problems at home or even the election Donald Trump – the world can be a stressful place for children. Fortunately, counselling services in schools are helping young people cope with such issues and more serious conditions.

Hundreds of knives seized in 18 months at UK schools, figures show

Data from 32 police forces in England and Wales shows 2,579 weapons found between April 2015 and start of 2017.

Can peer-led teaching help improve sex education in schools?

With sexting and online abuse on the rise, UK schools are turning to young people to create an environment where pupils can speak candidly about sex.

Children as young as four have mental health issues

Almost all teachers polled say they have seen mental health problems among their students, including panic attacks and depression.

Swords, knives and axes confiscated from pupils

At least 47 of the children involved were under 10 and among them were three five-year-olds, one of whom was caught with a knife.

In the US

Video shows 'bullying' incident days before 8-year-old took his life

Security footage shows her 8-year-old son, Gabriel Taye, falling unconscious at a Cincinnati school in an incident that may have led to the boy's suicide two days later.

‘Heart-wrenching and incomprehensible’: 18 fraternity members charged in Penn State hazing death

Eighteen fraternity members were charged in the death of a 19-year-old.

Facts About Teens, Suicide And '13 Reasons Why'

Educators, parents and school counselors are raising the alarm that the show glamorizes risky behaviors and could even lead to copycat deaths.

$650,000 in Florida budget for security at Jewish schools raises questions

Following a wave of bomb threats against Jewish institutions across the country, Florida lawmakers have taken unprecedented action to bolster security at Jewish schools in the state.

2 Miami-Dade schools employees resign in one week over improper student relationships

Within a day of each other, two Miami-Dade public school employees resigned amid investigations into inappropriate relationships with students.

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